Cuba was the first Caribbean island to have a press, begun in 1722 by
Flemish merchant Carlos Habré of Ghent. Habré and his successor, Francisco
José de Paula, printed only intermittently, and it was not until 1757 that
the press began to function more regularly. Of the 29 items in this
collection (as of 2012), fully half are only known copies found nowhere
else in the world.